Snips College of Creative Arts and Starmode Entertainment have announced the winners of the inaugural Malaysia Micro Film Competition (MMFC)during the Gala Awards on 30th July 2016 at the Golden Screen Cinemas, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
The Gold Award was presented to Putri Purnama Sugua for her indigenous language short film, titled Dream to Fly that portrays the life of a child who lives in poverty but has a big dream and tries hard to achieve it with the help of a person who really cares about his future. Whereas the Silver and Bronze Awards were conferred to Kuching Community College for Sehari; a story about a sixty-five year old Iban man and Mohd Zyrul Hafizie for Une Memoire; about a couple who works together to save a video from being destroyed.
Based on the theme 'multiculturalism', the microfilm competition saw teams of aspiring filmmakers competing in multiple stages for the 'Best Film' title. The entries were judged by a panel of esteemed judges; Jess Teong and Hassan Abd Muthalib - film directors, Ong Peng Chu - talent management expert, Wen Tien Hsiang - Taiwan's film critic, and Sampson Yuan - CEO of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.
Launched earlier this year in Sabah by Datuk Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, Chairman of FINAS; the competition is an effort to provide a platform for local youth to progress in the film industry apart from promoting cultural awareness.
Malaysia Micro Film Competition 2016 Full Winners List:
Gold Award : Dream to Fly by Putri Purnama Sugua
Silver Award : Sehari by Kuching Community College
Bronze Award : Une Memoire by Mohd Zyrul Hafizie
Best Special Effect Award : Satay Satay by Sen Wong
Best Script Award : Mata Sepet Mata Bulat by House Multimedia College
Best Film Award : Kite by Terengganu Community College
Best Story Award : Special by Selayang Community College
Group photo of the VIPs, judges and finalists. Photo credit: MMFC's official Facebook page